In a joint COVID-19 response to the loss of jobs within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector across the Pacific, four short Microcredential courses are being offered through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the Tourism Agencies within each participating country. These countries include Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
These four non- accredited Micro-credential courses are available until March 2021 and are being offered through the My Village online Learning Platform.
What are the four Micro-credential courses?
- COVID Safe for Personal Services (Beauty and Nails) (NEW)
This course has been designed for those who work in the beauty, nail salons, massage (therapeutic and non-therapeutic), tanning, tattoo parlours, spas, saunas and bathhouses sector. It will give you a deeper understanding of COVID-19, and how to keep yourself, your colleagues and your customers safe from the virus in the work environment.
- COVID Safe for Dining In (NEW)
This course has been designed for those who work in the Hospitality Sector. It will give you a deeper understanding of COVID-19, and how to keep yourself, your colleagues and your customers safe from the virus in the work environment.
- Digital Literacy Essentials (MCC00013)
This course provides an introduction to modern digital technologies, software and popular social media platforms that are currently in use across many careers and industries. It also explores pathways for learning and ways to keep current with rapid advances in technology in today's modern world.
Communication Technologies for Business Success (MCC00015) Being able to clearly and effectively communicate with colleagues over diverse, dispersed and dynamic organisational structures and environments is more important than ever before. This course explores some of the most popular digital communication technologies and software used by industry today and how you can use these tools to help improve productivity and collaboration in any workplace.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions information sheet.
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Our micro-credentials will help students improve their career prospects, and maintain currency in their field.
- Citizen of the following countries (Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga)
- Those from the Hospitality and Tourism and associated sectors in the Pacific Region who have been affected by COVID-19
- APTC Alumni who have completed Tourism, Cookery, Hospitality qualifications
- Those who have previously completed APTC Micro-credentials
- Current and valid email address - Essential
- A good understanding of written and spoken English
- Access to a laptop/smart phone or device with reliable internet to complete the course online
- Introductory level of Digital Literacy
In order to successfully complete your online studies you must have access to a device with a reliable internet connection to access APTC’s learning management system ‘My Village’.
As the content includes audio, using a headset is recommended but not essential.
To ensure the best experience, we recommend using a computer or laptop with Microsoft Office applications. My Village also works well on a tablet or mobile phone but you may not be able to complete some of the activities that require use of Microsoft Excel and Word. Most web browsers support My Village. For more information on browser support for desktop, tablet and mobile support please visit the System Requirements for My Village link
The fees for each course within this project are subsidized and no fees are payable.
All Applications are to be made via the APTC website by completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Participating Tourism Authorities
1. Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
42 Gorrie Street
2. Nauru Tourism Office
Meneng Hotel, Meneng District,
Republic of Nauru
Bernard Grundler: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Tourism Authority of Kiribati
Takoronga, Betio, South Tarawa,
Republic of Kiribati
Ereata Benson: email@example.com
Petero Manufolau: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Tourism Solomons
Mendana Avenue, Point Cruz,
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fiona Teama: email@example.com
5. Tonga Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism,
Ápi ko Lataánga, Hala Vuna,
Facebook: Tonga Tourism
Apimasiva Kivalu firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Tuvalu Tourism
Department Ministry of Transport,
Energy & Tourism Headquarters,
First Floor South Wing,
Government Building of Tuvalu,
Tepola Esekia: email@example.com
Tapua Pasuna: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Vanuatu Department of Tourism
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Facebook: Department of Tourism Vanuatu
Laurana Rakau email@example.com